Las Vegas set to host first ISL final

20 Dec 2019

The curtain is set to come down on the inaugural International Swimming League season in Las Vegas this weekend, with a host of Britain's best swimmers involved. 

The pre-Christmas finale (Friday December 20th and Saturday December 21st) features the top two European clubs - London Roar and Energy Standard - and their American counterparts, LA Current and Cali Condors, to see which side will become the inaugural ISL champions.

No fewer than six British stars will line up for the London Roar outfit at Mandalay Bay Events Centre, with Olympic and multiple World champion Adam Peaty looking to build on his four victories across the Budapest and London legs.

Duncan Scott, whose 40-point haul over the European derby last month was the highest of any British athlete for the weekend, and Holly Hibbott, the Women’s 400m Freestyle winner in the capital, will also be targeting more success for Roar.

Sarah Vasey, James Guy and Siobhan-Marie O'Connor round off a sextet of British stars making up nearly a quarter of London Roar's 28-strong finals team. 

Georgia Davies
Georgia Davies is part of the Energy Standard team

There are nearly as many Brits representing Energy Standard, with five set to be involved across Friday and Saturday.

Ben Proud and Georgia Davies both notched top-three finishes in the Men's 50m Freestyle and Women's 50m Backstroke events respectively last time out in London, results that ultimately saw Energy top the pile in the capital.

They will both be keen to play their part in Vegas, as will Imogen Clark and Max Litchfield, fresh from his 400m Individual Medley European Short Course Championships triumph earlier this month.

Jocelyn Ulyett is also set to feature after a late call-up to the Energy roster. She is the fastest in the world this year in the 200m Breaststroke and recently broke Molly Renshaw's three-year British short course record over the distance.

There is also British involvement in the American Cali Condors outfit, with Mark Szaranek part of the squad. Szaranek claimed a silver medal for Scotland in the 400m Individual Medley at the Commonwealth Games in 2018.

By Saturday night, the first ever International Swimming League champions will be crowned.

You can see who that is by following all the action live on Eurosport from 8.45pm on Friday and 9pm on Saturday, with reaction to the event through the British Swimming social media channels.